Leopardstown

  • 20:35 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. 'Nasrullah' Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner €59,999 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.44s
  • Off time: 20:37:42
20:35 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tandem 6/1
2nd Fortify 9/2
3rd Dane Street (USA) 12/1
4th Brog Deas (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 75-8514 White, emerald green epaulettes and star on cap Ottoman Empire (FR) 27
Distance Winner
7 9-12 J Butler F M Berry 103 9/110.00
2 (1) 1006-17 YELLOW, emerald green sleeves, white cap, yellow star Vastonea (IRE) 18
Course Winner
5 9-5 K Prendergast S H James (3) 96 25/126.00
3 (10) 32-1222 Dark Blue Fortify 18
Beaten Favourite
3 9-4 p A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 105 9/25.50
4 (14) 4-45022 BLACK, red star, yellow sleeves, black & red quartered cap Brog Deas (IRE) 16
4 9-3 v1 P J Flynn D M Grant 94 25/126.00
5 (4) 778-314 YELLOW, blue spots, yellow slvs, blue cap Dane Street (USA) 26
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-3 p Mrs J Harrington R P Whelan (3) 94 12/113.00
6 (6) 2114-0 EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Tandem 116
Beaten Favourite
4 9-3 v1 D K Weld P J Smullen 94 6/17.00
7 (15) 542831 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Bunairgead (IRE) 10 (ex5)
Course Winner
3 9-2 J S Bolger K J Manning 98 4/15.00
8 (12) 41/D12-7 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Sindjara (USA) 54
Distance Winner
4 9-2 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 93 14/115.00
9 (5) 31-2025 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Opera Gloves (IRE) 10
3 8-11 M Halford S Foley 98 10/111.00
10 (11) 27-3099 GREY, emerald green diamond & cap Barack (IRE) 20
Course Winner
7 8-9 b W McCreery S B Kelly (3) 86 28/129.00
11 (3) 31-315 WHITE, red disc, red chevrons on sleeves, white cap Levanto (IRE) 8
Beaten Favourite
3 8-8 W P Mullins L P Dempsey (7)(ex1) 95 10/111.00
12 (13) 31-1401 GREY, pink seams, pink cap Stronger Than Me (IRE) 20
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 8-4 p W T Farrell C D Hayes 81 16/117.00
13 (16) 9-8711 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Cyclone 26
Distance Winner
3 8-4 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 90 7/18.00
14 (9) 5-24322 Red, light green braces & sleeves, check cap Long Journey Home (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
5 8-4 D W O'Sullivan W M Lordan 80 16/117.00
15 (8) 421-272 PURPLE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, purple cap Abbey Vale (IRE) 14
3 8-4 p1 G M Lyons I J Brennan (3) 88 12/113.00
16 (2) 007452 ORANGE & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, striped cap Strandfield Lady (IRE) 4
Course and Distance Winner
8 8-4 H Rogers C R King (7) 78 12/113.00

Verdict

Cyclone is progressing fast but a 13lb rise for last month's success at Down Royal may stop him in his tracks. Ottoman Empire has some cracking form in top handicaps in the UK and new handler John Butler wouldn't be sending him here without good reason. BUNAIRGEAD looked suited by stepping up to 1m4f at Roscommon but was always travelling supremely well and this drop down in trip shouldn't be a problem so she gets the nod under her penalty. Stronger Than Me is up 7lb for a battling victory at the Curragh and along with the lightly raced and progressive Fortify has to be a threat in a very competitive affair.